METRO SYSTEMS ARE A MODERN METROPOLIS'S STATUS SYMBOL

Around the world 144 million people ride underground trains every day.
But the concept of the underground train leaves little room for national variation:
Colour schemes and announcments allow cities to project just a small fragment of their identity.



The photos were exposed for exactly the time it took the train to pass by the lens.
So every picture shows an entire train.

LONDON. Opened in 1863. Overall network length: 408 km.

PLAY/PAUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

PARIS. Opened in 1900. Overall network length: 220 km.

PLAY/PAUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

BERLIN. Opened in 1902. Overall network length: 146 km.

PLAY/PAUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

TOKYO. Opened in 1927. Overall network length: 301 km.

COMING SOON

BEIJING. Opened in 1969. Overall network length: 527 km.

PLAY/PAUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

SHANGHAI. Opened in 1993. Overall network length: 538 km.

PLAY/PAUSE ANNOUNCEMENT

UK, France, Germany, Japan, China 2014. Contributed by Lukas von Rantzau (www.LUPHO.de). All rights reserved.

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